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Dec 1, 2012 1:30am PST
government has to treat same-sex married couples from those states that recognize same-sex marriage as married for federal purposes. so i think a lot of people properly speculate that the supreme court will have to take at least one of these doma cases, because when lower courts are struck down in aederal statute, that's a big deal, and we have to get a resolution of that. whether the preme court says at the same time it's going to go ahead and take the prop 8 case alongside or whether it will take a doma case and sit on the prop 8 case for some periods of months and then resolve the doma case and see how it feels about prop 8 after that is a more difficult question. >> certainly the court hasn't wanted to go too far ahead of what they see as a national consens consensus, but it's safer for them to take a doma case as opposed to a prop 8 case? >> the legal question presented by the doma cases, whether the federal government has to follow what every state does when defining marriage, is in some sense narrower than the big question of whether states have to recognize same-sex marriage in
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